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Re: [Nano-devel] warning the user that some keys cannot be rebound

From: Rishabh Dave
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] warning the user that some keys cannot be rebound
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:23:24 +0530

Irrespectively, I still feel "strange" doesn't counterbalance ability
to rebind. Moreover, cost to rebind is also low (at least in respect
to resulting rebinding). If so strange, users won't use it but telling
them it is not rebindable or not allowed to rebind is something else.

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Rishabh Dave <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Benno Schulenberg
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 5, 2016, at 16:16, Rishabh Dave wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Benno Schulenberg
>>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> > In the beginning I said: "discuss first".  You didn't bother to discuss...
>>> I *couldn't* discuss because I wasn't able to judge my competence and
>>> difficulty of possible rebinding.
>> Of course you can discuss.  Whenever you think of working on a
>> bug, the first thing you do is post to the bug, something like:
>> "Should this be fixed?  If so, how difficult will it be?  Can
>> you give me hints on where to make changes?"
> Thanks. I will do it next time.
>>> All I mean is just warn me if you are not sure. I spent all extra time
>>> I had in month and now I have nothing substantial despite of all
>>> effort.
>> Don't spend time on nano (nor on any other program) if you can't
>> afford to waste it.
> Why would anyone want to waste anytime, especially around a project?
> Or even think of affording such disdain-able thing.
> So, we want to warn our users; in similar fashion to when there is
> something un-interpretable in ~/.nanorc, like "bin ^A help main"
> instead of "bind ^A help main"? Code for that would go in src/rcfile.c
> somewhere in if--else if-else statement where we print ""Command
> \"%s\" not understood" or (better?) near when we print "Sorry,
> keystroke \"%s\" may not be rebound". Probably, it could be better if
> we display on statusbar rather than terminal.

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